There are certain perceptions about knives that we can’t avoid; some people simply assume the worst when they see someone using anything but a butter knife. It’s a simple fact: knives turn heads, even when their use is entirely appropriate.
What’s interesting, though, is how blade shape can affect perception. There are blades that simply look more “mean” than others.
Tanto blades, for example, seem to attract more unwanted attention than spear or drop points. Somehow those blade shapes are more benign. More “aggressive” blade shapes seem to beget looks of concern faster than “softer” shapes.
Something to think about...